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Headword: Αἰπὺ οἱ ἐσσεῖται μάλα περ μεμαῶτι μάχεσθαι
Adler number: alphaiota,277
Translated headword: hard shall it be for him however eager he may be for battle
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Αἰπύ "high" is used] metaphorically to mean [something] hard to approach, hard to manage.
Greek Original:
Αἰπὺ οἱ ἐσσεῖται μάλα περ μεμαῶτι μάχεσθαι: μεταφορικῶς ἀντὶ τοῦ δυσπρόσβατον, δυσχερές.
Notes:
Homer, Iliad 13.317 (web address 1), with scholion.
cf. alphaiota 274, alphaiota 275, alphaiota 276.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 February 2003@20:57:09.
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David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 23 February 2003@06:04:43.
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